Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

Heap upon me ever so much price and dowry, and I will give according as you shall say to me. But give me the girl for a wife.

New American Standard Bible

Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl in marriage.”

King James Version

Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Holman Bible

Demand of me a high compensation and gift; I’ll give you whatever you ask me. Just give the girl to be my wife!”

International Standard Version

No matter how big or how extensive your demands are for a dowry and wedding presents from me, I'll provide whatever you ask. Only give me the young lady to be my wife."

A Conservative Version

Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me, but give me the damsel to wife.

American Standard Version

Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Amplified

Demand of me a very large bridal payment and gift [as compensation for giving up your daughter and sister], and I will give you whatever you tell me; only give me the girl to be my wife.”

Bible in Basic English

However great you make the bride-price and payment, I will give it; only let me have the girl for my wife.

Darby Translation

Impose on me very much as dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me; but give me the maiden as wife.

Julia Smith Translation

Increase to me greatly the dowry and gift, and I will give according to that ye shall say to me; and ye shall give to me this maiden for a wife.

King James 2000

Ask me ever so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as you shall say unto me: but give me the damsel for my wife.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Make the bride price and gift as high as you like}; I will give what you say to me. But give me the girl as a wife."

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ask freely of me both the dowry and gifts, and I will give according as ye say unto me, and give me the damsel to wife."

NET Bible

You can make the bride price and the gift I must bring very expensive, and I'll give whatever you ask of me. Just give me the young woman as my wife!"

New Heart English Bible

Ask me a great amount for a dowry, and I will give whatever you ask of me, but give me the young lady as a wife."

The Emphasized Bible

Heap on me, exceedingly, dowry and gift, and I will give, just as ye may say unto me, - but give me the young woman, to wife.

Webster

Ask me never so much dower and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me: but give me the damsel for a wife.

World English Bible

Ask me a great amount for a dowry, and I will give whatever you ask of me, but give me the young lady as a wife."

Youngs Literal Translation

multiply on me exceedingly dowry and gift, and I give as ye say unto me, and give to me the young person for a wife.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ask
רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

מהר 
Mohar 
Usage: 3

and gift
מתּן 
Mattan 
Usage: 5

and I will give
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

unto me but give
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

me the damsel
נערה 
Na`arah 
Usage: 63

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

The Rape Of Dinah And The Massacre At Shechem

11 And Shechem said to her father and to her brothers, Let me find grace in your eyes, and whatever you shall say to me I will give. 12 Heap upon me ever so much price and dowry, and I will give according as you shall say to me. But give me the girl for a wife. 13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father, speaking with deceit because he had defiled Dinah their sister.


Cross References

Exodus 22:16-17

And if a man lures a virgin who is not promised, and lies with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

Genesis 24:53

And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.

Genesis 29:18

And Jacob loved Rachel, and said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.

Genesis 31:41

And I have been twenty years in your house. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six for your flocks. And you have changed my wages ten times.

Deuteronomy 22:28-29

If a man finds a girl, a virgin not engaged, and lays hold on her, and lies with her, and they are found,

1 Samuel 18:25-27

And Saul said, You shall say this to David, The king does not desire any dowry except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.

2 Samuel 3:14

And David sent messengers to Ishbosheth, Saul's son, saying, Deliver my wife Michal, whom I betrothed to me for a hundred foreskins of the Philistines.

Hosea 3:2

So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for a homer of barley and a half homer of barley.

Matthew 14:17

And they said to Him, We have here only five loaves and two fish.

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